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Re: KDE 3.1, sid - TT fonts screwup

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On Friday 28 Feb 2003 11:31 pm, Robert J. Budzynski wrote:
> Hello,
> last night's upgrade on my sid box seems to have destroyed kde's support
> for truetype fonts somehow.  Currently, for any truetype font I have
> installed, the infamous little squares are displayed instead of any glyphs.
>  Does anyone have a clue WTF is going on?  BTW, mozilla on the same box
> works w/o any anomalies.
> Of the packages that were upgraded, those that might be relevant were
> (iirc) libqt3c102, xserver-xfree86, xserver-common, and (maybe) xlibs.  I
> can't find any related-seeming error messages in ~/.xsession-errors... I
> want my TTfonts back!
> --
> Robert J. Budzynski <Robert.Budzynski@fuw.edu.pl>
> http://bobo.fuw.edu.pl/~rjb/

Do you have libfreetye, libxft and fontconfig installed?  If so, does 
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf point at the directories that have truetype fonts in 

Try running fc-cache (this creates a font cache file in the directories (and 
subdirectories) pointed to by fonts.conf - libqt uses this to look for fonts.

If libxft is not installed, I  don't know how it works - but I guess its an 
xserver configuration problem - look in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and see what it 
says in the list of fontpaths. (This is probably the most likely explanation, 
because I just noted that my config file got "updated" during the last update 
and my fontpaths got reset - however in my case the fontconfig combination 
made all this invalid).

- -- 
Alan Chandler
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